Tag archive for ‘Pasta’
Bucatini with pancetta, tomato and chilli
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Bucatini with Pancetta, Tomato and Chilli

Mario Matassa’s take on bucatini all’amatriciana is a classic from Amatrice in Lazio. Puritans argue that the dish must be made using guanciale (cured pork cheek), but pancetta makes a fine substitute Serves 4 Preparation More...

Italian food
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Vero Italiano: classic Italian dishes

Food writer Mario Matassa introduces some Italian classics – traditional dishes that are known all over the world, yet rarely prepared properly outside of Italy – and shows us how they should be made… Photos More...

spaghetti carbonara
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Spaghetti carbonara

Mario Matassa guides us through the recipe for a truly authentic spaghetti carbonara… it’s both simple and delicious. Get set to cook like an Italian!   Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking More...

Fusili pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, May 21st, 2018

The best short pasta on test

There are hundreds of pasta shapes out there, some more familiar than others. Here we try out seven short pastas – read on and enhance your Italian cooking! With the best will in the world, no one has time to More...

Pasta Vongole
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Pasta Vongole

Serve this classic Italian seafood pasta in hot bowls and finish with a sprinkling of chopped herbs – a perfect midweek meal for any time of year Serves 4 Preparation time 15 mins Cooking time 10 mins Ingredients: 800g More...

antique picture Italy: Naples, Pasta Factory
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Past Italia: Pasta in Italy

This image of a 19th-century factory in Naples illustrates just how fundamental pasta is to Italian cuisine Where or when pasta originated is something we will never know. A lot of the problem lies in what we mean More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Seducing my husband without salt: Part 1

Rachael Martin on what living in Italy has taught her about food: from pasta to risotto and beyond… The first time I made my Italian boyfriend a dish of pasta, he took one mouthful and looked at me. Horrified. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Linguine with spicy prawns

This linguine with spicy prawns or linguine con gambrel picanti is a fantastic dish for a midweek meal.  Make this for your family this week – you can make it as hot or as mild as you like! Linguine with More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Filled pasta

Simple and satisfying, there is an amazing array of flavoursome filled pasta to be found on the market these days – we taste seven leading brands to find our favourite. While there is nothing to rival a melting More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

This pasta dish by Lakeland is just what is needed for a tasty meal.  Ingredients: For the pasta: 160g ‘00’ flour, plus extra to dust 240g fine semolina 5 eggs For the filling: 600g cooked spinach, squeezed More...